Pre: Maggard Razors PSO – Grapefruit
Brush: Omega 48 Pro Boar (Brushzilla)
Soap: Genuine Ogallala Bay Rum Shave Stick – Bay Rum & Lemon Grass
Razor: ’44(?) Gillette Post WW2 Tech Razor w/ Bakelite Handle
Blade: Gillette Wilkinson Sword (3)
Splash: Thayers Natural Remedies Lemon Witch Hazel w/ Aloe Vera Astringent
Post: Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Lotion & Lucky Tiger Bay Rum AS
Here comes the rain again.. woke up this morning channeling Annie Lennox. We got drenched over night, and today are going to get hit by a huge cold front. Fun right? The high temp for today occurred at MIDNIGHT, so it’s all colder from there. Not looking forward to it.
So I was rumbling around in the bathroom last night and guess what I found stuck behind the shelves, hidden from view? My Ogallala shaving stick! I had totally forgotten about this gem! Outta sight outta mind right? Well I’m so glad I re-discovered this soap. First the fragrance. I love the scent of this soap. A perfect blend of lemongrass and bay rum! Just lemony enough without being overbearingly citrus-y. And I love their take on the classic bay rum scent. A tad sweet with a nice blend of spices. Plus it’s a stick! I love sticks for the convenience and because they are just plain fun to use. I just rub it on the dome like a stick of butter. Dosen’t take much, just a thin layer. Then I pull out my big ole Omega 48 brush and massage up a smooth, slick lather! The Omega generates and holds enough soap for 3 complete passes on the dome without reapplying the soap! No bowl needed. I really need to explore other stick soaps. I know my favorite Arko has a stick version…
3rd shave on the Wilkinson. Definitely has lost a lot of smoothness. Stuttered a bit here and there on only 2 days growth. Two days growth on my face/dome is probably like 12 hours growth on some of you guys LOL Ended up BBS but paid for it with a couple of small weepers and some slight irritation over the ears. Nothing major. Just have to remember not to take the Sword blades past 2 shaves.
Have a great weekend!